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Probation for Streetsboro drunken driver

Parma woman arrested in April is sentenced

By DAVE O'BRIEN Staff Writer Published: August 7, 2017 4:00 AM
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A Cuyahoga County woman has been ordered to enter substance abuse treatment and spend up to five years on probation following her fourth drunken driving conviction in the past six years.

Miranda L. Jarochovic, 29, of Parma, pleaded guilty June 9 in Portage County Common Pleas Court to operating a vehicle under the influence, a fourth-degree felony, and two counts of endangering children, both first-degree misdemeanors. A charge of driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor, was dismissed.

On Monday, Judge Becky Doherty sentenced her to five years probation. During that time, Jarochovic must enter a recovery program at the Hitchcock Center for Women Inc. in Cleveland, take random drug tests, find and keep a full-time job.

Jarochovic's driver's license also was suspended for five years. Finally, she was fined a mandatory $1,350 and ordered to pay another $263 in court costs within three years.

Jarochovic was stopped by an officer just before 3 p.m. April 29 in a residential area on Evergreen Drive after the Streetsboro Police Department received a call about a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer unable to maintain its lane while traveling eastbound on Interstate 480.

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The driver, Jarochovic, told an officer she had driven from Parma to Streetsboro and was headed back to Parma when she was stopped. Officers determined Jarochovic was drunk, was driving on a suspended license, and had a 4-month-old baby and an 8-year-old child in the car with her.

She failed sobriety tests, was arrested, hospitalized due to intoxication then booked at the Portage County jail upon release.

Jarochovic's prior drunken driving convictions were in December 2016 in Rocky River Municipal Court, May 2014 in Medina Municipal Court and April 2012 in Wadsworth Municipal Court, according to her indictment.

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